We are proud of the collaboration between our staff and students and spreading of skills and specialist knowledge in the exciting development of courses, modules, projects, research and enterprise.

We are entrepreneurial and highly proactive in engagement with the industry. We engage with a wide range of organisations from global conglomerates to small craft-based businesses.

This not only maximises the tangible benefits of research but also enriches the experience of our students, empowering them with a professional approach and enabling them to achieve their career ambitions.

We develop exciting live projects that range from design briefs with companies to competitions with professional bodies. 

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Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. Teaching at Huddersfield is officially rated Gold under the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

Research Centres within the Department of Fashion and Textiles

Fashion Thinking

Fashion and Costume Thinking focuses upon four interdisciplinary research areas: Costume and Performance, Pattern Cutting and Technologies, Fashion Ecology, Fashion Economies and Business Engagement; each area is underpinned by long-standing industrial relations.

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Textile Thinking

The Centre for Textile Thinking focuses upon four key areas: Science and technology, sustainable futures, craftsmanship and the handmade, enterprise and business engagement.

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